What: Far from your average fruit basket, this deluxe Christmas hamper is not only choc-a-block with indulgent goodies like vintage Dom and Delpeyrat foie gras, it even comes with a 3-hour Italian cooking class experience voucher, plus cookbook, utensils and many more tasty treats. For the foodie in your life!
Who: Gift Hampers HK, with a staggering selection of seasonal baskets that’ll have your gifting list sorted, stat.
Why: ’Tis the season for feasting and toasting… and a bottle of premium champs plus gourmets goodies sure make for a good start!
How much: HKD 4,400
The well-travelled, quintessentially French gent Antoine Melon has been a senior figure in some of the world’s finest hotels including The Balmoral, The Mandarin Oriental and Six Senses Laamu – but today he calls sun-kissed Phuket home, where he resides as general manager of the ultra-opulent, all-villa resort Trisara. With so many exciting changes afoot, we caught up with Monsieur Melon to talk new suites, seafood and sport. Allons-y!
Dear hearts, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we’re back with our annual All I Want For Christmas column, bringing you personal gifting picks from the LUXE team. Ready to get spendy, Wendy?
What: Every gal needs a statement holiday accessory, and this ultra femme take on Mulberry’s trademark satchel style, complete with shiny postman’s lock clasp, is top of our list. And once we laid eyes on the pillar box red hue and stroke-worthy calf hair – sound the fashion klaxon!
Who: Mulberry, the Brit-born purveyor of luxurious leather goodies. Who else?
Why: An elegant but sassy bag to brighten up the darkest of wintry wardrobes.
How much: GBP2,500
Save the date: This Saturday, November 23, we’re hosting a global one-day-only flash sale!
Everything, and we do mean everything – from guides to box sets to our brand-spanking-new bespoke Christmas box – is a whopping 50% off, so what better time to get all your stocking stuffers in hand? They make the best gifts for stylish jet-setters and offer a fab dose of good ol’ travel inspiration for 2014!
Widely credited with breathing a new lease of life into the Hong Kong cocktail scene when he headed up the bar at Michelin-spangled 8½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana, Italian-born bar cosultant Giancarlo Mancino has continued to wow the city’s discerning drinkertariat, first with the vernissage of his eponymous luxury vermouth label, then with the conceptualisation of one of the island’s slickest bar/restaurants, Il Milione. We pulled up a barstool and grabbed a few minutes with the fabulous man himself… Martini in hand, of course!
Dear hearts, can you believe it? WE ARE 11! It started on the kitchen table (literally) and over a decade (and 37 guides) later we are as sassy and saucy as ever, but we’d be precisely nowhere without our beloved readers. You have supported us, confided in us, searched high and low and reported back for us, astonished us, admonished us, galvanised and inspired us, and even smacked our knacks when were naughty, but above all you have always remained loyal to us – and for this, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you. We really couldn’t have done it, or continue to, without each and every one of you Leggy Lovelies.
We honour and salute you, we whistle and flute you.
Happy Birthday to you all from LUXE. TTFN!
As the southern hemisphere hots up for summer, what better time for a fashion-forward getaway down under? This month we’re giving away 2 nights at super-city Sydney’s boutique beauty QT Hotel, from where you can explore the city’s blonde beaches, endless blue skies, and absolutely phenomenal food scene. Alrighty point, point, point…
There are rather few things we like more than a fab special offer, but one of those things is food, and another is saucy, sunny Miami – so naturally we’re absolutely smitten with the Miami Culinary Tours group, who have rolled all three into one tempting deal, exclusively available to our lovely LUXE readers.
Psssst! Save the date: This Saturday, September 7, we’re hosting a massive box-set sale bonanza!
Six of our bespoke box sets – from the scarlet and black toile-de-jouy, to the teal and chocolate velvet flock, to the colourful cocktail ellipse – is a whopping 50% off, so if you’re in the market for great gifts, good ol’ travel inspiration, or just want to add to your fabulous LUXE collection, simply log on and enter the code ‘luxeboxsets’ at checkout! Mark your calendars and get clickin’, chickens’!
As our Spanish Summer sizzles on, we’ve dedicated August to the blue-skied bombshell that is Barcelona! If you missed last month’s fabulous Madrid giveaway, don’t fret. Instead, enter now for your chance to win a 3-night stay at her Gaudi-er sister’s seriously swank Hotel Omm.